Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A place near Gayā. It was the residence of the yakkha Suciloma and the Buddha once stayed there (SN. p.47 f; S.i.206).
The Suttanipāta Commentary (SNA.i.301) explains that Ṭaṅkitamañca was at Gayātittha, and that it was a stone-bed (pāsāṇamañca) formed by a stone set on the top of four other stones.
The Saṃyuttanikāya Commentary (SA.i.232 f) says it was either a house (geha) so-formed, or a long bed made with supports inserted under the legs of the bedstead and placed in the temples of the gods.